Help us extend our Rainforest Canopy Walkway
We created the Rainforest Canopy Walkway to teach visitors about the importance and wonder of rainforests – and what they can do to help save them.
The second phase of the development is due to commence construction this autumn, but there's still time for you to get involved.
Help us tell a vital story of our time - save the rainforests, they help regulate the world's climate.
Phase one completed
Completed in 2013, phase one of the walkway introduces visitors to those who live and work in the forest: from indigenous and tribal peoples to canopy scientists. It explores biodiversity, form and function and demonstrates the importance of the rainforest as a habitat and as a resource provider for food, fuels, medicines and materials.
From paths set in the sheer cliff face, the Walkway stretches out through the steamy canopy, immersing visitors in the majesty, mystery and wonder of the forest.
12 years after we opened, our forest has grown and is reaching for the sky. At last, we have been able to take to the trees.
Dr Jo Elworthy, Eden’s Director of Interpretation
Plans for phase two
We are currently fundraising to bring you the next phase - The Weather Maker - with construction due to start in autumn 2016.
Visitors will be able to explore the tree tops on walkways around the canopy. Trek across a wobbly rope bridge, travel through clouds and shelter from tropical rain storms.
On this journey of discovery, we'll help to break down what's going on with the climate, why we experience wild weather and why the rainforests are so important in keeping climate change in check.
At our Weather Station we'll explain about climate models, how they work and what they can tell us about the future.
Our Research Station will house the very latest in scientific research from the tropics and run live experiments in the Biome. This also provides a base camp for school trips where children can take part and learn more.
Rainforest is the glue that holds the climate of our planet together. Lose the forest and it will have devastating consequences for all life on earth.
Professor Sir Ghillean Prance
Support the Rainforest Canopy Walkway
A generation that does not understand or value the natural world will not strive to protect it. Eden is uniquely placed to tell the story of the rainforests and the climate. Help us to deliver this project, inspire action and get people talking.
We're halfway to our target but we need your support to reach our goal. We invite you to help Eden grow by supporting the next phase of our development.
To help us tell this story please
- Make a donation to the appeal online
- Text EDEN10 and the amount you would like to donate e.g. "Eden10 £5" to 70070
- Call 01726 811932 to donate by telephone
- Email firstname.lastname@example.org
- Order a personalised bronze leaf to form a permanent part of the walkway
Eden is working with the Sensory Trust to make the experience great for visitors of all ages and abilities. The Walkway will be accessible to pushchairs and wheelchairs.
Supporters and team
The first phase of the Walkway has been made possible thanks to the generous support of a number of educational and scientific foundations and individuals, including the Garfield Weston Foundation, The Wolfson Foundation, and donors to the Eddie George Memorial Appeal, as well as donations from Eden visitors and Eden Project Members. Thank you!
The Walkway design and project team comprising Blue Forest in collaboration with Jerry Tate Architects, SKM, Buro Happold, Ward Williams Associates and EaseManage has worked hand in hand with the Eden Project team to bring the project to life.